What I Ate This Week: June 19-25

I think this week was the first in a long time that I felt there was routine in my life.  It’s amazing how much I missed my routine over the past three months- I have really come to value it.  I love my new job and am starting to become more familiar with the Seattle area.  Routine for me also means doing some form of cooking each week rather than just grabbing food on the go.  Aside from trying Meme’s delicious taco soup last week, I found myself resorting to some of my favorite go-to dishes that I’ve made many times.  If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve become a huge fan of the blog Pinch of Yum.  I love that Lindsey’s dishes spotlight veggies and are quite straightforward to prepare.  Give her One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils a try!  I’ll be sure to try something new next week to share with you.

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Taco Soup

Meme & Friends at my Bachelorette in SF

Wow… a lot has happened over the past three months- we did 2 cross country road trips to the West Coast from NOLA, got married, went to Europe for our honeymoon and are now settling into our new place in Seattle. Oh, and I start a new job tomorrow!  Needless to say, it’s been a whirlwind.  I hope that somewhat justifies why my posts have been somewhat far and few between.  As I settle into our new home, I hope to start posting more frequently again, but I hope you’ll be patient as I start my new job 🙂  Last night I prepared our 2nd meal here, and it was so yummy.  This month’s Recipe Redux theme was “Celebrate a Reduxer,” meaning prepare a dish you love from another member of the Recipe Redux blogging group.  I wanted to celebrate my good friend Meme, who also happens to be another RD blogger.  I made her flavorful Taco Soup, which will be perfect this week for dinner as I anticipate my time in the evenings will be somewhat limited!  I had to stop Doug from eating the whole pot before it was done simmering…

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.